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      01-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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All Dreamliners Grounded World-Wide

Speaking from personal experience (I was at ORD last night waiting to take the Dreamliner launch flight from ORD to WAW)...

LOT Polish Airlines Voluntarily Grounds Dreamliner Flights
by Jonathan Spira

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CHICAGO—Following a move by the Federal Aviation Administration, which ordered an immediate halt to Boeing Dreamliner flights by U.S. airlines, LOT Polish Airlines announced it was cancelling its inaugural Dreamliner flight from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to Warsaw on Wednesday. LOT is the only European airline operating the new high-tech aircraft.
LOT Polish Airlines’ inaugural flight from Warsaw left at 4:18 p.m. local time and landed in Chicago at 7:28 p.m. Other …
By today, it became a world-wide grounding:
All Dreamliners Grounded World-Wide

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gais, this is pretty bad. at least nothing exploded yet. the japanese bought a bunch of them.

lufthansa got lucky with their 10 a380s
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gais, this is pretty bad. at least nothing exploded yet. the japanese bought a bunch of them.

lufthansa got lucky with their 10 a380s
The mexican goverment will buy one as the new official presidential airplane (nicknamed MexiOne jk) and the company AeroMexico order 19 Dreamliners. Too bad lol
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This is all precautionary. Boeing is essentially a massive assembly operation so it's not terribly surprising that a faulty part from a supplier has caused an issue. Reminds me of our HPFP issues.
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gais, this is pretty bad. at least nothing exploded yet. the japanese bought a bunch of them.

lufthansa got lucky with their 10 a380s
The A380 isn't a competitor to the 787, the 747-800 is (sort-of). At any rate, the A380 has had its fair share of launch issues as well. Did you ever read about Qantas flight 32 (http://avherald.com/h?article=43309c6d%2F0007&opt=0)? They also have issues with wing cracks. The dispatch rate for the 787 has actually been pretty good (higher than the 777 at launch) and is on par with most clean sheet aircraft designs at launch.
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A couple of days ago, a family member of mine who does some mechanical engineering for a company I assume works with Boeing said the 787 was having problems with its brakes.
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This is all precautionary. Boeing is essentially a massive assembly operation so it's not terribly surprising that a faulty part from a supplier has caused an issue. Reminds me of our HPFP issues.
That is actually pretty severe if you think about it. Imagine having HPFP in mid flight over the ocean.
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That is actually pretty severe if you think about it. Imagine having HPFP in mid flight over the ocean.
It would just take extra 4 hours to reach the land, other than that....hope the fuel will hold
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haha poland isn't getting their airplane back
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The A350 which will be the direct competitor to the 787 is also using the same battery technology. Hopefully this is just a bump in the road as almost all new aircraft have their issues like what Litt pointed out with the A380.
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